Michael: Thanks, that’s very helpful.
Realistically there are a few different ways to accomplish what you want. Most of the website is very straightforward. The key is have a way to show a selection of books, clicking, and then seeing the details about that specific book. Even with this there are a variety of ways to achieve this:
- if there are not too many items (such as on the example website you give) then you could do as a slider as done on that website.
- if not too many items you could also do as a grid of items which links to detailed pages.
- once you have a fair number of items (lets say 20 or more) the slider approach won’t work particularly well.
So what are some solutions? You can search for Slider stacks. There are quite a few made for RW. My guess, however, is you’ll want something more general.
In terms of themes the most general, open-ended, flexible themes are Foundry and Foundation. They provide a lot of flexiblity in terms of how you design things. There’s no free lunch, however, so there’s a bit of an extra cost in learning how to use them. But both are great.
In terms of selecting items: this can easily be done with some sort of grid stack with links that take you to dedicated pages for a specific project. Within Foundry and Foundation they both have grid stacks that allow you to do this. (I’m more familiar with Foundry which I use a lot, but I know Foundation is also very good). You can also search for general Grid stacks (there are a few good options).
A couple of specialized options might be:
Feature Section stack. Very easy to set up with a variety of options. Here’s a link:
Filter stack by Yabdab which allows you to create categories, plus search. Here’s a link:
However, there are a number of different ways to accomplish what you want. I’m simply giving some potential solutions, but there are others.